Wendy Jones writes fiction and non-fiction books.
Her non-fiction is interview based. She is the author of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl, a biography of Grayson Perry.
The Sex Lives of English Women: Intimate Questions and Unexpected Answers is a book of interviews with 21 women talking about their sexuality in an honest and very human way. Her book of interviews on money, Everyone Needs Money in Case They Don’t Die is equally wide-ranging and is published in China by Little Flower Press. Her aim is to write a series of books on the major aspects of life: art, sex and money so far. The next two books are in process.
Her novels are The Thoughts & Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, and The World is a Wedding. Both novels are about an undertaker in Wales in the 1920s. They cover the subject of death in a humorous and gentle way. They were reviewed widely and well and have sold widely and well and optioned by Carnival Films.
Wendy was the first person to do an MA in Creative Non-Fiction at the University of East Anglia. She also has a PhD in Creative Non-fiction from Goldsmiths, focusing on the work of Studs Terkel and interview-based books. For seven years she hosted Interesting Conversations, a radio programme in which she interviewed writers, on Resonance FM. Before the pandemic Wendy worked at The South Bank Centre interviewing writers and conducting panels for literary events and festivals.
Her books have been translated into 11 languages. She writes all the time, teaches on the MA in Creative Non-fiction at The Open University and lives in London.